by Paul Fassa
September 24, 2009
Are apricot seeds a
source for a natural substance that kills cancer cells without
destroying the cancer victim's health and wealth?
The essential ingredient
has been called laetrile or vitamin B-17. If there is any
merit to it, why is this information being suppressed? Why are
people who have been cured or have cured others being censured and
imprisoned? Could be there is something to the claims.
Keep in mind that the cancer industry world wide is estimated at a
200 billion dollar a year industry. There are many in various
associated positions within that industry who would be without a job
if that cash flow dried up suddenly with the news that there are
cheaper, less harmful, and more efficacious remedies available.
Big Pharmacy would virtually
What is B17,
or Laetrile Anyway?
In 1952, a biochemist named Dr. Ernst Krebb, Jr. in
San Francisco decided that cancer was a metabolic reaction to a poor
diet, and a missing nutrient from modern man's diet could be the key
to overcoming cancer. His research led to a compound found in over
1200 edible plants throughout nature. That compound is
Amygdalin is found with the highest concentration and necessary
enzymes in apricot seed kernels.
A primitive tribe,
the Hunzas, were known to consume
large amounts of apricot seed kernels. The hard pit had to be broken
to get into the soft kernels. There was no incidence of cancer with
them at all, ever. And they had long, healthy life spans. Laetrile
was created by simply extracting amygdalin from the soft apricot
kernels, purifying it and putting it into a concentrated form.
Amygdalin is a nitrioloside. Nitriolisides are difficult to
categorize since they are in foods but not foods themselves. As a
nitrioloside, amygdalin resembled the B complex structures, so Dr.
Krebb called it B17 since by that time 16 types of B vitamins had
Dr. Krebb injected himself with laetrile to ensure there would be no
toxic side effects. He conducted further lab animal and culture
experiments to conclude that laetrile would be effective in the
treatment of cancer. By the way, the FDA standard for drug safety is
known as LD 50, LD stands for lethal dose, and the 50 is the
percentage threshold of lab animals poisoned to death by the drug
tested. As long as the percentage killed is under 50%, FDA will
Since laetrile is derived directly from a food substance in nature
and not chemically developed in a laboratory, it is impossible to
patent. And of course it's not toxic. In other words, just as with
all natural healing substances, Big Pharma and
the AMA can't make a fortune from
the substance and from the remedies for the long term side effects.
There have been several testimonies from cancer victims who cured
themselves by chewing large quantities of the apricot seeds alone.
The seeds are more available to consumers now than laetrile because
the FDA banned laetrile.
Laetrile is difficult, but not impossible, to purchase. The seeds
are actually the soft almond shaped, bitter tasting kernels from
inside the pits. A few users prefer extracting those soft kernels
from the pits themselves.
But the soft kernels are
available and inexpensive.
So How Does It
Amygdalin contains four substances. Two are glucose; one is
benzaldyhide, and one is cyanide. Yes, cyanide and benzaldyhide are
poisons if they are released or freed as pure molecules and not
bound within other molecular formations. Many foods containing
cyanide are safe because the cyanide remains bound and locked as
part of another molecule and therefore cannot cause harm.
There is even an enzyme in normal cells to catch any free cyanide
molecules and to render them harmless by combining them with sulfur.
That enzyme is rhodanese, which catalyzes the reaction and binds any
free cyanide to sulfur. By binding the cyanide to sulfur, it is
converted to a cyanate which is a neutral substance. Then it is
easily passed through the urine with no harm to the normal cells.
But cancer cells are not normal. They contain an enzyme that other
cells do not share, beta-glucosidase.
This enzyme, virtually
exclusive to cancer cells, is considered the "unlocking enzyme" for
amygdalin molecules. It releases both the benzaldyhide and the
cyanide, creating a toxic synergy beyond their uncombined sum. This
is what the cancer cell's beta-glucosidase enzyme does to self
destruct cancer cells.
Amygdalin or laetrile in conjunction with the protective enzymes in
healthy cells and the unlocking enzymes in cancer cells is thus able
to destroy cancer cells without jeopardizing healthy cells.
Chemotherapy, on the other hand, kills a lot of other cells and
diminishes one's immune system while killing an undetermined amount
of cancer cells.
Those cancer cells tend to return elsewhere because the patient's
general health was reduced from the pervasive chemo toxins. The
cancer industry has declared the bench mark for curing cancer as
being cancer free for 5 years. It's estimated that of those who
undergo the AMA big three for curing cancer, surgery, radiation, and
chemotherapy, no more than 3% make the 5 year cancer free mark.
Besides the treatments' debilitating effects, they are much more
But for someone with cancer, it takes a considerable amount of daily
B17 consumption to enable the amygdalin to reach the cancer cells
with beta-glucosidase. That's because some of the amygdalin
molecules will be neutralized by the normal cells containing
Many practitioners who use laetrile have an 85% cure rate among
cancer victims who did not undergo much of the standard cut, burn,
and poison that is main-stream - while the cure rate for those who
come to laetrile therapy as a last resort after all that
conventional medicine could only have a 15% recovery rate.
There is a clinic in
Mexico that claims a 100 percent cure rate!
Since around 1920, practitioners of alternative cancer therapies and
remedies and their messengers have been marginalized, harassed,
imprisoned, and even killed. Federal agencies have been used to
bring about bogus charges or IRS tax liens that are enforced by US
Marshals the way Dr. Gary Glum was hassled for even writing
books on Essiac Tea. See "Essiac
Tea: A Cancer Cure Big Pharma Doesn't Want You To Know About."
A young Brooklyn man, Jason Vale, was imprisoned because he
refused to stop telling others on TV and in lectures how he cured
himself of cancer using those nasty apricot pit kernels! Jason is a
more recent public example of the Medical Mafia's grip on the legal
system regarding B17. Laetrile, which is non toxic, was banned by
the FDA in 1971.
Shortly after the 1971 laetrile ban, a practicing physician in San
Francisco, Dr. John Richardson, who had been using laetrile
successfully on cancer patients, came to his friend G. Edward
Griffin, a published investigative journalist, and asked Griffin
if he could write up something to help him and others continue using
laetrile on their cancer patients.
G. Edward Griffin's research evolved into his groundbreaking book,
World Without Cancer.
This book not only
explained laetrile and chronicled several cancer cures, but
Griffin's investigative nose led him down the rabbit hole and into
the underbelly of the cancer industry's efforts at keeping
alternative cancer cures from the light of day. That's how he
discovered that the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute had buried
documentation from scientists' research, which proved laetrile was
"highly effective" at curing cancer.
Griffin received those documents himself from a Dr. Ralph Moss,
who had been told to cover up that evidence and claim that laetrile
was worthless. He refused and left his position as PR manager with
Sloane-Kettering. Since that time in 1977, Dr. Ralph Moss has gone
on to write or edit several books on cancer cure options. It's
always encouraging to see an insider come out! Someone else filled
Dr. Moss's vacant position and lied the lies about laetrile that
filled the medical journals.
And what about those medical journals?
Lately, the most
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine dropped its
standard of not allowing articles contributed to the journal from
anyone who was receiving money from Big Pharma, as long as it's less
than 10 grand annually. If they didn't drop that standard, there
wouldn't be enough articles to fill the journal! Of course, most
medical journals are glossy ad forums for Big Pharma anyway.
Both G. Edward Griffin with
World Without Cancer
and Phillip Day in his book
Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the
Truth, make it very clear that the cancer industry
does not really want a cure. Even non-profit organizations get
millions in donations from the brainwashed, huddled masses along
with funding for promoting Big Pharma. A non-profit organization can
and will have key people working for 6 figure plus annual salaries,
by the way.
Doctors mostly do as they are trained and told; medical journals
contain false reports and lies. Cancer foundations have breast
cancer months or whatever as PR to get people into the disease
industry's money mill as early as possible, and at the top, there is
It's all about money
and career. Not about public health and "The War on Cancer."
So far in mainstream medicine, it's been a losing battle with more
getting cancer than ever. Around 1 out of 3 is destined to get
cancer these days, and more are dying from cancer after conventional
treatments. Talk about pandemics! All this with lots of cash going
their way, enabling some to live a lush lifestyle and others hanging
on to their comfy, secure jobs at the expense of our health.
Meanwhile, too many true humanitarian doctors and herbalists and
writers concerned with the truth wind up being treated like
criminals or nut cases, sometimes with their lives destroyed. That's
And so is the fact that
millions suffer and die while being conditioned against using
effective and less painless procedures.
There are many success stories from people using just laetrile or
apricot pit kernels. The usual recommendation for prevention is
around 5 to 7 over the course of a day. For actual cancer cases use
2 to 3 times that. Some say one kernel for every 10 lbs of body
weight. For maintenance after a cure, go back to 5 to 7 per day.
Some laetrile therapists have patients use
vitamin B15 tablets and digestive
enzymes such as papaya's
papain and pineapple's
bromalene. Too many apricot pit
kernels can create nausea or dizziness. There are no recorded deaths
or disabilities from the apricot seeds or laetrile, however.
Although some success has been recorded with patients undergoing
conventional therapy and using laetrile, it's not recommended.
Eventually most of those
who combine the two get off the chemo or die anyway.
There are many practitioners and writers who recommend you combine
other alternative cancer therapies while taking laetrile or using
the apricot pits - especially if you go for it alone at home. It
should be obvious to Natural News readers that a foundation of
healthy food and less stress is necessary. A fundamental lifestyle
change has to be a part of any permanent cancer cure. In addition, a
little eclectic mix and match with other alternative therapies seems
like a good approach.
Gerson's cancer cure therapy's
juicing protocol with the right type of juicer and using coffee
enemas to detox the liver could be added with laetrile use. It's
hard to go wrong with that healthy combination.
Do your own research by starting with the source links below this
article. Those sources are for more than showing the author has done
his homework. The author intends for you to use them as a
springboard for your own research.
Why waste your money and
health on toxic remedies when so much is available as alternatives
for far less money and negative side effects?